Poppy, radio-friendly rock, which isn’t always something to sneer at. Good music is good music, and Alternate Routes execute some wonderfully catchy radio-rock tunes, many that scream out for arena (or campfire) sing-alongs.
2 Years ago, I never heard of The Alternate Routes from Connecticut. During one of Carbon Leaf’s many tours, the band opened for them since they were on the same label (at the time). They stood out since frontman Tim Warren plays a tool box. Stick a mic in there and shake it up with tools inside, it makes for an interesting drum sound! How very Tom Waits-ish. But after seeing the band live a few times, I’m now a huge fan and think you’ll enjoy their music as well! Their newest album Lately is self-released on their own label Alternate Routes Records/Soundwave and takes the band back to their independent roots.
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